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Museum brings visitors 'closer to Mars' than ever before

There are hundreds of photos that the public can view

Visitors to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich can now get closer to the red planet than ever before. They have created a window through which you can find out what it is like to look out onto a Martian world.

The exhibition offers a breath-taking tour through the universe

Visions of the Universe at the national maritime museum in Greenwich promises a beautiful journey through our solar system and beyond.

There are 100 images including the first picture of the far side of the Moon taken in 1959. But it is 13 x 4 metre Mars window which attracts the most attention.

This si the first picture taken of the far-side of the moon

The images of the rocks on Mars have been stitched together from thousands of photos by the museum team and NASA.

This is the 13 x 4 metre 'window to Mars' a collection of thousands of photos joined to recreate the red planet

The exhibition runs from Friday until September.

One of 'most exciting days since factory opened'

We were absolutely delighted to host Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Mars Chocolate UK.

We have been manufacturing chocolate in Slough for over 80 years and it was a real privilege to have the opportunity to share our UK manufacturing heritage with our guests and introduce some of our fantastic associates.

We have over 1,000 associates working on the site and everyone was thrilled to be part of the visit.

It has been one of the most exciting days at Mars Chocolate UK since we first opened the factory in 1932.

– Fiona Dawson, president of Mars Chocolate UK

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Queen visits Berkshire chocolate factory

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh showed incredible restraint while visiting a chocolate factory in Berkshire today.

The royal couple were given a tour of the Mars headquarters in Slough, and were shown the technology behind some of our favourite chocolate bars.

The Duke was then shown a bin full of chocolates due to be melted down because they weren't up to standard.

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